“Atos Origin and CASSIS International join forces to deploy mobile NFC services in Europe”
Paris, 10 February 2011
Complete solutions enable service providers to deploy secure contactless applications on mobile phones Atos Worldline, which brings together Atos Origin's expertise in hi-tech transactional services, announces its partnership with CASSIS International, one of the key suppliers of NFC and TSM solutions. The aim of this agreement is to implement complete solutions enabling service providers – banks, public transport operators, telecoms operators, distributors, etc. – to deploy innovative and secure contactless applications (payments, transport season tickets, loyalty cards, authentication, etc.). This alliance of complementary expertise will aid the deployment of complex NFC services in Europe, offering flexible and scalable solutions from start to finish.
This agreement is concluded within the context of ongoing projects which is Atos Worldline is delivering to develop applications for secure contactless electronic transactions. . Atos Worldline has renowned expertise in mobile applications and a strong industrial capacity with billions of transactions processed each year on its platforms.
CASSIS International brings its range of “Trusted Service Management” (TSM) solutions and services and its internationally recognised expertise in the field of NFC solutions, enabling the deployment and extended management of the lifecycle of applications securely integrated into mobile phones on all types of secured elements (SIM cards, SD cards, onboard OS).
“We are delighted to have concluded this agreement which will reinforce our hi-tech transactional services in regard to payments and eCS (online services for clients, individuals and communities). This approach signals the willingness of Atos Worldline to offer its clients ever more innovative solutions enabling them to stay competitive in their market,” said Claude France Executive Vice President Business, Marketing and Strategy at Atos Worldline. “This partnership will also support Atos Worldline's expansion strategy at an international level.”
“This agreement will provide us with a unique opportunity to combine our TSM solutions, which are among the most used in the world, with the capacity of Atos Origin to manage complex projects and operate critical transactional services for large accounts with high-spec SLAs in secure data centres. Our alliance with Atos Origin reinforces the status of CASSIS as pioneer and global leader in the field of secure NFC solutions, in particular with the first commercial deployments of contactless mobile services in Korea and Malaysia,” said Shin Jin Won, EVP Technology and Services at CASSIS International. “This partnership also underlines our growing presence in Europe where our expertise and solutions are benefitting 8 financial institutions operating on 2 main payment schemes, 2 of the largest mobile operators and a major urban transport operator.”
With the end of a 5-year maturity cycle which is now seeing NFC technology ready to be manufactured on a large scale, Atos Origin and CASSIS International are observing a growing demand for the deployment of increasingly complex and sophisticated NFC services from major providers of mobile services in Europe (banks, public transport companies, mobile phone operators, distributors, etc.). Faced with this growing demand, companies are seeking a comprehensive and mature offer that provides the competence and resources necessary to meet their demanding requirements as quickly as possible, and which is often transversal, multichannel or integrated into a complex mobile offer.
Meet CASSIS International and Atos Origin at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, 14-17 February 2011, Hall 2, Cassis International Block F49, Stand 34, Atos Origin stand AV02.
About Cassis International
Founded in 2002, CASSIS International is a leading end-to-end security solutions and trusted service provider of smart card innovation, technology and services. The company combines multifunction smart card enablement capabilities, its proven MobileMatrix NFC mobile payments platform and end-to-end OTA trusted services management to enable service providers worldwide to safely and conveniently deliver multiple applications to their customers. CASSIS has unmatched experience implementing successful projects around the world, including most of Visa's major NFC project launches in the Asia Pacific region. CASSIS is a key member of Visa's International Mobile Payment Platform Consortium for mobile payments and services. With headquarters in Singapore and operations in Singapore, Malaysia, China, South Korea and France, CASSIS serves a global client base of leading mobile operators, financial institutions, transit operators, media companies and handset manufacturers. For more information, visit the Cassis web site at www.cassis-intl.com.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international provider of IT services. The business turns clients' visions into results through hi-tech transaction services, consultancy, systems integration, and control of implementation. The company has an annual turnover of € 5.1 billion and employs 50,000 staff. Atos Origin is the global IT partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base composed of renowned international businesses from every sector of the economy. Atos Origin is listed on the Paris Eurolist Market and operates under the names Atos Origin, Atos Worldline, and Atos Consulting.
About Atos Worldline
Atos Worldline brings together Atos Origin's core expertise in hi-tech transactional services. A leader in end-to-end services for critical electronic transactions, Atos Worldline is specialized in electronic payment services (issuing, acquiring, payment solutions, terminals, and card processing), services for financial markets as well as eCS (eServices for customers, citizens, and communities). Atos Worldline on-going commitments to research and innovation enable its customers to benefit from award-winning solutions in areas such as mobile payments, secure IPTV, online CRM and paperless solutions. Atos Worldline generates annual revenues of € 844 million and employs over 5,300 people in the world." For more information, please visit: www.atosworldline.com
On August 27th 2010, Atos Origin announced the acquisition of Venture Infotek – leading independent player on the Indian payment market. Through this acquisition, Atos Worldline reinforces its core business and enters one of the world's fastest growing payment markets. www.atosworldline.com
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